Report from Saint Savior's – complete with confronting tree-killers and heart-rending pictures of a denuded landscape

Over 40 people showed up to an emergency press conference held at Saint Saviour’s Church in Maspeth to protest the destruction of dozens of mature and stately trees. Queens Crap has it all in living color – http://queenscrap.blogspot.com/2007/07/residents-protest-rape-of-st-saviours.html, including a video of one of the tree-killers being confronted by protestors, followed by the police coming […]

Arborcide at St. Saviour's

Large, mature trees more than a hundred years old are being cut down at Saint Saviour’s.See http://queenscrap.blogspot.com/2007/07/parkside-pinky-urge-violation-of.html for horrifying photos of this massacre.The whole situation has gone over-the-top. The local Council member, Dennis Gallagher, who is currently being investigated by the police on charges of sexual assault, allegedly gave the developer permission to cut down […]

Walking Tour of a Vanished Village

Please join LANDMARK WEST! and friends for Reconstructing Seneca Village: “Manhattan’s First Significant African American Community”A Walking Tour with Cynthia Copeland, Nan Rothschild and Diana WallWednesday, July 25, 2007 (rain or shine)6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Meet at 6pm sharp at the Mariner’s Gate, southside of 85th Street and Central Park West. There will be […]

The 2007 Naumburg Orchestral Series Begins on Tuesday

Join the first Naumburg Orchestral free outdoor concert in Central Park with Chen Tao’s Melody of Dragon, presenting traditional Chinese music and a work by celebrated composer Tan Dun.The New York Times called Chen Tao a “poet in music” and his playing “a miracle of the oriental flute”.Hosted by WQXR’s Jeff Spurgeon, the concert will […]

Speak out about the High Bridge

The City of New York/Parks & Recreation (aka the Parks Department) Needs to Hear from You!Come Talk About Your Vision for the High Bridge Wednesday, June 20, 20076:30 p.m.Highbridge Recreation CenterAmsterdam Avenue & 173rd StreetManhattan Reopening the High Bridge to connect the Bronx and Manhattan is one of Mayor Bloomberg’s goals to improve the livability […]

Eulogy for the Purchase Building

From the New York Times May 20, 2007Streetscapes Old Fulton Street, BrooklynFrom Ghost Town to Park GatewayBy CHRISTOPHER GRAY At the foot of the street, a boisterously ornate ferry terminal went up in 1865, but the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge in 1883 drew away much of the traffic. Merchants gradually left, and in 1891 […]

Happenings in Clinton Hill

Society for Clinton Hill May General MeetingWednesday, May 16, 2007, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., (refreshments at 7:00, meeting 7:30)St. Luke’s Church, Parish House, Washington Ave. (DeKalb/Willoughby) AGENDA7:30 House Tour Report – Jim Barnes & Linda Scher. (A great success that broke all previous records!)7:35 Clinton Irving Jones: Brooklyn in 1900, by David Sokosh, Photographer Jones […]

St. Saviour's of the Future? What the Site Could Be…

From the Juniper Park Civic Association St. Saviour’s plans unveiled by Christina Wilkinson The St. Saviour’s Parsonage is an architectural gem all its own. The JPCA has unveiled an architectural rendering of what the St. Saviour’s Church and Parsonage will look like after both they and the historic grounds upon which they sit are saved […]

High Bridge to be Re-Opened

From Joseph Sanchez & Ellen Macnow, Co-Chairs (Ellen.Macnow@parks.nyc.gov )High Bridge Coalition Steering Committee On Earth Day, April 22, 2007, Mayor Bloomberg announced that the High Bridge will be restored and reopened. Congratulations and thank you to all High Bridge Coalition members and friends! Below is a portion of the text from the Mayor’s speech. We […]

Peck Slip Redo Coming to Consensus

From the Downtown ExpressCity stops to plant flowers in Peck Slip planBy Skye H. McFarlane Though two big regulatory hurdles still lie ahead, park advocates and preservationists appear to have reached an agreement on the redesign of Peck Slip. “We’re very restricted on this site, but…I think we’ve reached a good compromise,” said John Fratta, […]